Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has backed Jamie Vardy to find his best form after a slow start to the campaign. The 29-year-old forward inspired the Foxes to the Premier League crown last season and Ranieri is confident he will soon rediscovered his touch in front of goal.
Vardy scored 24 times in the Premier League last season and came close to joining Arsenal earlier this summer. However, Ranieri does not think the issue has distracted Vardy and he expects the England international to find the back of the net soon.
"Last season he was dangerous man – dangerous and a goalscorer," he said of the one-time Arsenal transfer target, according to The Mirror. "If I stay with Jamie he must be very powerful. I'm not worried because Jamie is very focused."
Leicester drew 0-0 with Arsenal last time out and Vardy has still to register a shot on target in the Premier League this season. But Ranieri believes teams are organising themselves differently this season to cope with Vardy's threat.
"We play well on counter attack against Arsenal, they worry about Jamie, so we find another solution to surprise the opponents," the Italian explained.
Leicester supplemented their attacking options with the signing of Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow earlier this summer – and Ranieri is confident their new signing will be a hit in the Premier League. "He can play together with Vardy and we bought Musa because he can play wide, behind the striker as well," he said.
"It's a good choice for me during the match or at the start. But the Russian League is very different from English football, they play a slower tempo. The English League is very fast, Musa must increase his fitness and understanding."